Baltimore Area Council
Boy Scouts of America
EAGLE SCOUT RANK AWARD
CONFIDENTIAL REFERENCE REQUEST
Dear Friend of Scouting:
The above candidate for the rank of eagle scout has submitted your name as a reference.
Bearing in mind that the Scout Movement challenges the development in our youth to the finest
Type of character and citizenship, would you please take a few moments to write a personal reference let-
ter addressing the following issues: Accepts trust and Responsibility, Leadership Qualities, Example for
the Good Influence on other youth, Willingness to help Others, Respectfully and Courteousness, Punctu-
ally, Cheerfulness, and Tolerance toward those who differ with his opinion. From your knowledge, has the
candidate lived up to the Scout Oath and Scout Law as printed below in his daily Life?
On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to god and my country; to obey the Scout
Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and
A Scout is: Trustworthy * Loyal * Helpful * Friendly * Courteous * Kind * Obedient *
Cheerful * Thrifty * Brave * Clean * Reverent *
Please include how long you have known the candidate and in what capacity.
Kindly be candid and honest in our appraisal of this young man. The granting of this highest award for the
Boy Scouts of America prior to the Scout being fully qualified for it may prove detrimental to his develop-
ment. It will be to the Scout`s best interest if you will be impartial in this confidential reference which will
guide the Board of Review in its important decision. Kindly address anything his Board of Review can im-
press upon the candidate that would be of service to him.
Please include your phone number in the event that the board would need to contact you.
If you have any questions, contact the troop Committee Chair, _______________________________, at
The following number: _______________________. Return your letter in the enclosed stamped envelope.
Yours in Scouting
Troop Advancement Chair.